Calum Green: Newcastle lock's biting hearing adjourned for more medical evidence

Calum Green
Calum Green has been with Newcastle since the summer of 2014

Newcastle lock Calum Green's disciplinary hearing over allegations he bit Sale's Rob Webber has been adjourned for more medical evidence.

The 28-year-old remains suspended and could get a ban of at least 12 weeks if found guilty of the offence during Saturday's Premiership match.

The panel will reconvene at 18:00 BST on Tuesday, 2 April in Leeds.

Referee Craig Maxwell-Keys ruled at the time there was no clear evidence for action over the 22nd-minute incident.

But citing commissioner Andy Blyth cited the forward after reviewing video evidence, while Sale boss Steve Diamond stated in his post-match interview that Webber needed treatment for a bite to his arm at half-time and after the game.

According to Rugby Football Union guidelines, if a player is found guilty of biting the starting point for a suspension is 12 weeks for a low-end offence.

Bottom club Newcastle won 22-17 at St James' Park and are three points behind 11th-placed Worcester in the Premiership table.

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